Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Manu Kahaialii at the Bailey House 2/28/1991 tape 3

Interview with Manu Kahaialii recorded on February 28, 1991 in Hawaiian and English at the Bailey House Museum. Kahaialii talks about the essence of playing with feeling and aloha. Kahaialii describes slack key as a reflection of kupuna; therefore musicians are not only playing for themselves, but for the people that came before them. He also talks about how slack key is an art that has no comparison, and how it is connected to nature and family.

Languages: English, Hawaiian


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